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Nature volume 477, pages 4142 (01 September 2011) | Download Citation

The brain's ability to generate new neurons declines with age. This reduction is mediated by increased levels of an inflammatory factor in the blood of ageing mice and is associated with deficits in learning and memory. See Letter p.90

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  1. Richard M. Ransohoff is in the Neuroinflammation Research Center, Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA.

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